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Bhagavan Ramana and Mounam - 3
« on: April 21, 2009, 07:20:28 PM »
Bhagavan Ramana emphasizes that great effort [sadhana] necessarily
precedes effortlessness, the final beatitude which cannot be contrived or merely imitated by beginners.  The Mandukya Upanishad indicates
in the celebrated seventh mantra, the total commitment and absorption of mind, that is demanded in this one-pointed sadhana
of supreme Mounam, with the phrase, "ekatma pratyayasaaram,
prapanchopashamam, shantam sivam advaitam caturtham manyante
sa atma sa vijneyah."

Bhagavan Ramana never tires of saying that by holding on to the
"I-thought" to the exclusion of everything else [ekatma pratyaya saaram], one plumbs the depths of the Self, where all phenomena
of the world cease [prapanchopashamam].  For when the mind is
true Mounam happens spontaneously when the mind is dissolved
in the limitless ocean of the Self [manopashamanat mounam] and
not where a little bit of it stays back as a residue to enjoy the
glimpse of the Self and report it to 'others'.  Bhagavan Ramana
consistently said, in Self Knowledge there are no 'others'. to share.

(Source: As indicated in Part 1)

Arunachala Siva.